Alabama Crimson Tide 2009 Preview

james morrisonContributor IJune 24, 2009

Alabama Crimson Tide 2009 Preview

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02:  An Alabama Crimson Tide fan cheers on her team in the second quarter against the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Gett

The Stakes

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29: Alabama fans show their support as the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Coaches With the Most to Prove

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the sidelines while taking on the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 3, 2007 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. LSU defeated Alabama 41-34.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty I

Players with the Highest Expectations

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 08:  Julio Jones #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide avoids a tackle by Chris Hawkins #29 of the Louisiana State University Tigers  on November 11, 2008 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tide defeated the Tigers 27-21 i

Final Analysis

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    ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Assitant running back coach Sedrick Irvin of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after the Crimson Tide scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Athens, G